AVOIDING FIRE DAMAGE, INJURY AND DEATH
Do you have smoke detectors? Do they WORK? We hope you say “yes” to both questions. Across the country, and in San Diego, fire damage, injury and death occur because people neglect to install smoke detectors or ensure that they are working correctly. A look at these recent headlines should be enough for you to double-check your own home today.
SCARY HEADLINES TELL RISK OF NOT HAVING SMOKE DETECTORS
- “There are no working smoke detectors or smoke detectors at all inside of the structure,” said Dan Lipski, assistant fire chief.
- The boys, 7 and 8 years old, “are are in stable condition, sedated and intubated at the pediatric burn center in Shreveport.” Thompson said neither the house nor the attached mobile home had smoke detectors.
- “Smoke detectors could have saved everyone,” he said. “They go off, it gives you time to get out, and it’s just tragic that a small battery could have made a difference.”
CAL FIRE SAYS
Cal Fire reports that “Approximately two-thirds of home fire deaths occur in homes without working smoke alarms. Since most fatal fires occur at night, it’s essential that every home has working smoke alarms to provide an early warning. Working smoke alarms increase the chance of surviving a home fire by 50 percent.”
Cal Fire also recommends checking once a month to make sure the smoke alarms are working correctly, vacuuming once a year to remove dust and cobwebs that can impair the detector, and replacing the alarms completely every 10 years.
Why not put these things on your calendar and set up regular reminders? — it may save your life one day.
At Clean Earth Restorations we are experts in fire and smoke restoration, serving San Diego county for nearly 20 years. Contact us today with any questions you have about fire and smoke damage, or to set up a free estimate.